- The book Fix, Freeze, Feast focuses on big trays of meat from warehouse stores, but I'm eager to check out the section on "meatless" meals.
- I've been dying to try out Kelsey's frozen burrito recommendation for ages now.
- Lasagna would be really easy (and I could use this method to reduce the number of required dishes).
- Macaroni and cheese would probably work well.
- We could easily keep the ingredients for vegetarian chili on hand.
- I should search for a good enchilada recipe...
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
At prenatal yoga last weekend, my friend mentioned that we should get together to make some freezer meals before our babies arrive. I had every intention of doing it before Henry arrived, but I could never seem to find inspiring recipes that would lend themselves well to freezing. Because we didn't cook anything in advance, we found ourselves getting take-out a lot.
This time around, it's absolutely imperative that we don't resort to take-out. We're still in intense saving mode as we prepare to close on the permanent loan for our house. We'll also be going back down to one income once the baby comes (for about three to four months), but during that time we'll need to pay for Henry's summer care, Henry's fall tuition, and any babysitters that I need to cover work obligations.
In addition to the financial benefits of eating at home, I'm also eager to capitalize on the health benefits. Matt and I tend to eat much healthier meals when we cook at home. After delivering the newest addition to our family, I'm going to want to focus on restoring my body to its pre-baby condition to the greatest extent possible.
Some ideas for easy freezer meals: